Search Results: "Michael Garland"


BOOK REVIEW

CAR GOES FAR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An inviting, accessible title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Garland's little red car invites children along for a ride to reading success. Read full book review >

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LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY HOMEWORK? by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"If only all students were as diligent and truthful as this one (and every homework search turned out as happily). (Picture book. 5-7)"
It turns out the dog really did eat the homework. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SCHOOL by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both beautiful and educational. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
"Elephants to pygmy wrasses, / vertebrates are grouped by classes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
Take a conventional story, add a new art technique—and voilà, a striking picture book is born. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S TRACTOR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

A grandfather and his grandson share the sweetness of reminiscence and evoke a bygone era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SMITH AND THE HAUNTED LIBRARY by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's rare for books about the magic of reading to be themselves magical, and this, alas, is no exception. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Miss Smith takes her class to a spooky old library, the kids are dubious; they get downright anxious when librarian Ms Creeper reads a few characters out of Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook: the Hound of the Baskervilles, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dracula, etc. Fright turns to fun when Ms Creeper passes out cookies and cider. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Disappointing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Enchantment is in the air as Emily builds a snowwoman in her yard, topping her off with an old coat, a carrot nose, a straw hat, and a fancy name—Katrina. Read full book review >

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PIZZA MOUSE  by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The mean streets may have never looked so clean, but it still takes pluck and courage to survive them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
For a New York City mouse, hazards abound—but also delicious discoveries. Read full book review >

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DADDY PLAYED THE BLUES by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Skip. (song credits, map, thumbnail biographies) (Picture book. 6-8)"
One family's journey from Mississippi to Chicago in 1936, as recalled by the now-grown daughter, interweaves the history of the Great Migration and African-American blues heritage. Read full book review >